Detail: Lot 279

Lot No: 279
Date: 1937, May 22
Est. price: £50.00
Category: Interruptions and Accidents
Covers with flight, route, and postage details (ex Proud archives) supplemented with data from Wingent's monographs on IAW Aircraft Movements 1927-1939.

Description: GB to Uganda, LONDON to ENTEBBE, Imperial Airways 'Castor' collided with the yacht 'Neptune' 22/5 while taxiing from her mooring. Mail transferred to 'Cygnus' and carried on Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS 450 to Alexandria where transferred to 'Courtier to Entebbe b/s 27/5. This was the 1,000th Empire service, and the first southbound service by both 'Cygnus' and 'Courtier'. Plain cover franked 6d. Interesting item. Few tiny tone spots, see scan.

Bid:
(Interruptions and Accidents) GB to Uganda, LONDON to ENTEBBE, Imperial Airways 'Castor' collided with the yacht 'Neptune' 22/5 while taxiing from her mooring. Mail transferred to 'Cygnus' and carried on Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS 450 to Alexandria where transferred to 'Courtier to Entebbe b/s 27/5. This was the 1,000th Empire service, and the first southbound service by both 'Cygnus' and 'Courtier'. Plain cover franked 6d. Interesting item. Few tiny tone spots, see scan.
(Interruptions and Accidents) GB to Uganda, LONDON to ENTEBBE, Imperial Airways 'Castor' collided with the yacht 'Neptune' 22/5 while taxiing from her mooring. Mail transferred to 'Cygnus' and carried on Imperial Airways Africa southbound service AS 450 to Alexandria where transferred to 'Courtier to Entebbe b/s 27/5. This was the 1,000th Empire service, and the first southbound service by both 'Cygnus' and 'Courtier'. Plain cover franked 6d. Interesting item. Few tiny tone spots, see scan.